Argentinian Lesson

Director: Wojciech Staroń

written & directed by Wojciech Staroń sound by Małgorzata Staroń sound development by Michał Robaczewski music by Agata Steczkowska, Sergio Gurrola colour correction by Kaspar Kallas edited by Zbigniew Osiński, Wojciech Staroń editing co-operation Bartosz Klimczak producer Małgorzata Staroń produced by Staroń – Film, Telewizja Polska co-financed by The Polish Film Institute
colour, 56′
Poland 2011


In 1998 Wojciech Staroń made ‘The Siberian Lesson’, a documentary about a young teacher who goes to live in the lake Baikal area to teach Polish to the descendants of Polish exiles. Many years later, already married and with two children, the director and his film character go to Argentina. For their son the trip is an encounter with a new language. Assisted by his Argentinean friend, little Janek will enter the fascinating world of games but also discover the bitter taste of childhood, prematurely tainted with the adults’ problems, he has not known about so far.